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Health Sharing Co-operative (HSC)

Reference number
Coordinator Göteborgs Universitet - Institutionen för vårdvetenskap och hälsa
Funding from Vinnova SEK 259 000
Project duration May 2015 - January 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation

Purpose and goal

Health Sharing Cooperative (HSB) is based on a digital platform that supports a peer-to-peer cooperative, initially for people over 65 years with involuntary loneliness for the exchange of health services related to health and social wellfare, which could lead to reduced burden on care by optimizing resource utilization in the health and social wellfare service process and increase confidence and self-efficacy in people´s ability to manage their lives.

Results and expected effects

The goal of the UDI Step was primarily to establish a consortium for the initial exchange of views, design and development of a cooperative market that provides person-to-person support in the health and social wellfare services, which are used and delivered by senior citizens. The second aim was to examine the possibilities, obstacles and challenges for a peer-to-peer cooperative.

Approach and implementation

The project has during a number of workshops expanded its network with key organizations and individuals from the PRO Gothenburg and Halland, HSO Gothenburg, health-care organizations from Gothenburg and Halland and a busniness incubator. SP Technical Research Institute has also been linked to the project as a future partner organisation. The workshop highlighted the concepts and pitfalls of shared economy and the prerequisites for a digital platform that can help to facilitate peer-to-peer self-help for people over 65 who experience involuntary loneliness.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-00297

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